Associations to the word «Tack»

Pictures for the word «Tack»


TACK, noun. A small nail with a flat head.
TACK, noun. A thumbtack.
TACK, noun. (sewing) A loose seam used to temporarily fasten pieces of cloth.
TACK, noun. (nautical) The lower corner on the leading edge of a sail relative to the direction of the wind.
TACK, noun. (nautical) A course or heading that enables a sailing vessel to head upwind. See also reach, gybe.
TACK, noun. A direction or course of action, especially a new one.
TACK, noun. (nautical) The maneuver by which a sailing vessel turns its bow through the wind so that the wind changes from one side to the other.
TACK, noun. (nautical) The distance a sailing vessel runs between these maneuvers when working to windward; a board.
TACK, noun. (nautical) A rope used to hold in place the foremost lower corners of the courses when the vessel is close-hauled; also, a rope employed to pull the lower corner of a studding sail to the boom.
TACK, noun. Any of the various equipment and accessories worn by horses in the course of their use as domesticated animals. Saddles, stirrups, bridles, halters, reins, bits, harnesses, martingales, and breastplates are all forms of horse tack.
TACK, noun. (manufacturing) (construction) (chemistry) The stickiness of a compound, related to its cohesive and adhesive properties.
TACK, noun. Hardtack.
TACK, noun. That which is attached; a supplement; an appendix.
TACK, noun. (legal) (Scotland) A contract by which the use of a thing is set, or let, for hire; a lease.
TACK, noun. (obsolete) Confidence; reliance.
TACK, verb. To nail with a tack (small nail with a flat head).
TACK, verb. To sew/stich with a tack (loose seam used to temporarily fasten pieces of cloth).
TACK, verb. (nautical) To maneuver a sailing vessel so that its bow turns through the wind, i.e. the wind changes from one side of the vessel to the other.
TACK, verb. To add something as an extra item.
TACK, verb. Often paired with "up", to place the tack on a horse.
TACK, noun. A stain; a tache.
TACK, noun. (obsolete) A peculiar flavour or taint.
TACK CLAW, noun. A forked tool with a handle, used for removing tacks.
TACK UP, verb. To prepare a horse for riding by equipping it with tack (harness, reins, saddle etc.)

Dictionary definition

TACK, noun. The heading or position of a vessel relative to the trim of its sails.
TACK, noun. A short nail with a sharp point and a large head.
TACK, noun. Gear for a horse.
TACK, noun. (nautical) a line (rope or chain) that regulates the angle at which a sail is set in relation to the wind.
TACK, noun. (nautical) the act of changing tack.
TACK, noun. Sailing a zigzag course.
TACK, verb. Fasten with tacks; "tack the notice on the board".
TACK, verb. Turn into the wind; "The sailors decided to tack the boat"; "The boat tacked".
TACK, verb. Create by putting components or members together; "She pieced a quilt"; "He tacked together some verses"; "They set up a committee".
TACK, verb. Sew together loosely, with large stitches; "baste a hem".
TACK, verb. Fix to; attach; "append a charm to the necklace".
TACK, verb. Reverse (a direction, attitude, or course of action).

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